Lemon Myrtle - Backhousia citriodora

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Botanical Name - Lemon Myrtle - Backhousia citriodora.

Plant Origin -  Australia.  

Oil taken from - Leaves.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - A refreshing & clean citrus lemony* aroma with gentle

menthol undertones.

* The aroma is lemony - not lemon.  Individuals who do not like a sharp citrus aroma often favour Essential Oils like Lemon Myrtle as it is a sweet lemony aroma (a bit like a lemon lolly) rather than a sharp and tangy lemon aroma.


Traditional uses for Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil include -

This rare and precious Essential Oil has been distilled periodically throughout recent history, but its modern popularity began in 1989 when an Australian native food pioneer rediscovered the qualities of the tree and began extracting the Essential Oil as a food and drink flavouring.

This fresh and delightful Essential Oil also has a broad and impressive range of therapeutic qualities too.

When burnt it is a notable air freshener that has an uplifting and stimulating aroma, that energises and improves concentration levels, and helps lift a low mood.

Lemon Myrtle is used in skin care preparations where it can assist with conditions such as minor burns, cuts, bites, bruises etc as well as providing relief from spots, acne and oily skin types as it has an impressive antimicrobial, potent anti-viral and anti-inflammatory index.  It is also a useful insect repellent.

It provides support to the respiratory & immune systems as it is strongly antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal - making it a great choice to have on stand-by in the medicine cabinet for day to day ailments such as nail bed infections, thrush, ring-worm and much more.

It can be further used in hair and skincare preparations to assist in reducing free-radicals as it has notable anti-oxidant qualities, making it a great choice for dry, prematurely aged and mature skin types.  It is nourishing, helps to hydrate the skin which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Lemon Myrtle is often used to aid digestive health, it is an anti-spasmodic and helps reduce cramps and trapped wind.

Lemon Myrtle blends well with -

Beeswax Absolute, Yuzu, Pink Pepper, Blue Lotus Flower, Vanilla Absolute, Tasmanian Coastal Tea-Tree, Sea Fennel, Frankincense and Australian Sandalwood Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.


Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.